Connect data and instruction to improve practice

Gathering data and using it to inform instruction is a requirement for many schools, yet educators are not necessarily formally trained in how to do it. This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching in an easily understood and transferable format. The text's integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on: Assessment; Statistics; Instructional and differentiated psychology; Classroom management

Continuous Capacity Building: Data-Driven Decision-Making Skills and Pedagogical Data Literacy

Continuous capacity building: Data-driven decision-making skills and pedagogical data literacy

This chapter describes the need for educators and educational institutions to build their capacity for data-driven decision making. As we have said earlier, building human capacity for data use is an essential component of effective teaching and learning. But building the necessary capacity is not done through a one-time workshop or one-stop shopping (i.e., simply by purchasing data systems and expecting people to know how to use them). It is attained through continuous capacity building that must begin in teacher preparation programs and continue throughout educational careers. Data-driven decision making is a human resource that must be continuously developed.

The Continuum from Pre-Service to Professional Development

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